Holly Rose in Edgewater, MD

Hello, world! Holly Rose here. I am an adorable and easy going 6-year-old ruby girl born 9/27/2017.  I was given to rescue by a Good Samaritan who got me from a breeder.

I am healthy, spayed and up to date with vaccinations. I did lose a few teeth when I had my dental and like with all Cavaliers, good dental hygiene is recommended. A large cyst on my back removed as well (no further follow-up is needed) and I am proud to say my luxurious, thick coat is growing back nicely!

My foster family has been busy showing me the ropes of life with humans. I excel at napping – chairs, sofas, sunbeams, crates, car rides, treats, snuggles, stores, walks, and showing up on time for meals and any chance of a snack are my current skills. If you are looking for a shadow, a bathroom or laundry companion, then I’m your girl!

My talents include singing and chatting at the vets while wagging my tail, which makes my whole-body wiggle. A shorter snout enhances my adorable face and I often have the Cavalier snore. 

I have rare accidents, but I will still need a regular bathroom schedule to be sure to reinforce my recent learning. Rain? I am not wild about wet feet but love getting a rub down with dryer warmed towels as a reward when I come back inside.

Love my crate! I enjoy private dining because I had a bit of a guarding issue with my 3 foster siblings but that has improved. I often nap in my crate because my foster mom always leaves the door open. I can sleep in there at night – but prefer the big bed and cuddling. I have been perfect when my foster mom leaves for a bit, but it is an earned privilege.

I love my foster sisters, and we get along well. Sometimes, I prefer to have my humans to myself and give a warning growl for my “sisters” to stay away. While we are working on that, I would prefer to have my humans to myself and be together most of the time. I do have a bit separation anxiety,

I will do well as an only dog and would prefer to have little alone time with owners who are retired or work from home and love snuggles.

The ideal forever home would be a quiet home with someone home most of the time. If you think you are an excellent match for Holly Rose, please read through the adoption process protocol and complete an online application. Also, please make sure to email Rescue Coordinator Diane Lombardo at cavalierrescueusamdwv@gmail.com.

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Gatsby in Lincoln, MA

Hello everyone!

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Gatsby and I am an adorable (if I do say so myself!) eleven-year-young chocolate male Cavalier.  I am a great companion and cuddle bug once I get to know you. (Because who wants to cuddle with strangers, am I right!?).  

I still have quite a bit of spunk in me for my age. I love to play with my toys and I will fetch them for you if you throw them. My foster mom says I am supaw smart because I know a bunch of commands and tricks. I would like to add that I am a good boy. 

I am house trained, I eat well and I sleep through the night (preferably in the big bed with you). I like going for walks but they don’t have to be very long. I get right down to business when I’m doing my business, if you know what I mean. I do have food allergies to beef and chicken, but if you can read the ingredients and don’t give me food that I cannot have, that’s no big deal, right?

So with all those endearing qualities, you are probably wondering why I am looking for a new home.  Well, I lived with the same family my whole life, but then a baby came along and I realized that babies aren’t my cup of tea. They wander into my personal space, take my toys and generally are a nuisance. I am not too fond of other dogs either because when I was a young pup, I was attacked by a dog – not just once, but TWICE – and I have been anxious around them ever since.  

So I hope you understand my dilemma and why I am looking for a home. My foster mom says that there is a perfect new mom or dad (or both) out there for me, someone who sees all the good stuff in me, needs a best friend, believes that age is just a number, and who has no children or other pets. I am generally a happy guy who likes to get attention and affection as well as give it.  

Could that person be you?  If you think so, come and get me!  I am right here waiting for you!!


If you are interested in this handsome, loving fellow, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Barbara Blanchett at blanchettebarbara06@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Ivy in Derby Line, VT

Here is Ivy with her new family. She was adopted by one of our families who have been on our list to adopt for a long time!

Ivy is a sweet, bouncy, playful, Blenheim, Cavalier puppy with gorgeous brown eyes and a joyful spirit. She was born on 9-17-23, and shortly after, was released to the rescue due to patella luxation.

Her new home will provide proper nutrition to help her maintain a healthy body weight. This can help prevent arthritis and possible complications in the future. Ivy is up-to-date on immunizations and heart-worm/flea and tick prevention. Ivy has been microchipped. Her new owner needs to have her spayed at nine months of age and provide written verification from her vet to the rescue.

While in foster care, Ivy loved to play with her toys, brought laundry around the house, rode in the car, barked at herself in the mirror, barked at the dogs on tv and explored the fenced-in yard, as long as it was not too cold outdoors. She is learning to ring a bell to go outside, sit, be released to eat a meal, and recall (come).

Ivy lived in foster care with two small dogs, cats and two human sisters, ages 4 and 8. She loved snuggling and wanted a family who was home most of the day, so she could sleep on their lap and be by their side.

Ivy will do okay in a home with cats, but she is a curious puppy so the kitty needs to be puppy tolerant. Her new family is committed to continuing her training. Ivy has started crate training and is doing well.

Ivy found her forever humans to follow around all day and night!
We wish Ivy well in her new home!

Thistle in Pasadena, MD

Meet Thistle! (aka Little) Thistle is a 5-year-old retired breeding dog. She is petite and only weighs 11-12 pounds. Thistle may be little in stature, but that’s the only thing little about her. She has a huge, loving heart and an even bigger personality. She is totally curious about everything she encounters. Due to her curiosity, she loves car rides and likes to look at everything she can see from the car.

She is so happy to be out and about, and she acts very grateful and loving. She loves to give nose kisses. Her tail never stops wagging, and she loves everyone she meets. She loves to snuggle, and she will attach herself to one person. She needs to be touching all the time, except the few occasions when she likes to snuggle in a round bed. 

She follows “her person” everywhere and has some separation anxiety when she cannot see him. She loves to be held like a baby and get belly rubs. A home with someone home most of the time would be best. She doesn’t mind helping you work from home, but she does snore sometimes! She loves to run around the backyard and really enjoyed leaf time. Because of her probable CM/SM, she doesn’t tolerate a collar or harness well, so she does need a fenced yard. She loves squeaky toys. She needs to have a Cavalier buddy, at least one.

Thistle has special needs and will need a home that can and will afford her the best veterinary care. She had a dental and lost 24 teeth, so there aren’t many left to keep clean and healthy. Thistle has Mitral Valve disease. She has leaks on both sides of her heart in her mitral and tricuspid valves. She was seen by a veterinary cardiologist for an echocardiogram and was found to have a Grade 3-4 out of 6 murmur with a B1 status. She does not need meds currently and does not need to go back until summer 2024. Thistle scratches and head-rubs often, so we did a drug trial for CM/Syringomyelia. It helped by about 90-95%, so she is being treated for CM/SM. Her new family will have to have a vet savvy with Cavaliers that will work with them to treat her or a neurologist specialist.

Thistle learned quickly to go outside to do “her business”. She is trained to a dog door. The only accidents she has are when it is raining. She will stay in her crate but sometimes must be reminded to be quiet. She much prefers sleeping in the big bed with her pack.

Thistle had her right patella surgically fixed while in our care and is working to build back that muscle in her leg. She will need to continue walking and exercise to keep her muscles strong.

If you are interested in adopting this precious pup, please complete our online application if you haven’t already and then email Diane Lombardo at cavalierrescueusamdwv@gmail.com so she knows to view your form.

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Elton John (EJ) in Kensington, MD

Update 2-29-24: We’ve received several promising applications for this pup so aren’t taking more for now. Thank you!

We are pleased to introduce you to Elton John the Cavalier. He likes to go by EJ, so as not to get confused with the singer. EJ came into foster care from a loving owner who made the tough decision that it was in EJ’s best interest to find him a new home with a fenced in yard, and someone strong enough to walk him and continue his leash training. EJ is very much a spaniel and determined to chase any bird, squirrel or bunny who crosses his path while walking. EJ has shown he is a fast learner and can learn to walk on a leash better. He would love to have someone that will be diligent in continuing his training.

EJ is not quite two yet, as he was born on 5/18/2022. He still has his sweet puppy energy. He loves to chase his toys and bring them back to you. EJ will do this over and over again if you are willing. EJ also LOVES to cuddle. If you are sitting down, he will find a way to be touching you, usually by putting his head across your lap. EJ slept in the bed with his previous owner, and he would prefer he continue to be allowed to sleep on a bed with his new family. He loves being close to his people.

EJ came into foster care a little overweight at 31 pounds. He will benefit by losing a few pounds. His ideal weight is around 25-27 pounds. With proper diet and exercise, he will get there quickly. Otherwise, he is very healthy. EJ is neutered and up to date on all his vaccines.

EJ currently lives with two foster Cavaliers. He really enjoys laying with them and running around in the yard with them. His previous home also had two other dogs, so he is accustomed to having another dog around. His ideal home would have at least one other dog. EJ also has two foster human kids (age 9 and 7) who he does wonderfully with. He loves that the kids play with him. He also loves to lay with them at night before bedtime. EJ would do great in a new home with children.

EJ does not like being left alone. His previous owner was home most of the time with him. He gets very anxious whenever people leave the house. It helps that he has the other two dogs to keep him company, but he would still do best in a home where his owner is home most of the time.

We can’t say enough good things about EJ. He has the quintessential Cavalier personality! The way he has come into his foster family and just adapted so easily is amazing. EJ is excited to find his wonderful new forever home. He deserves it! If you think that is your home please complete our online application, if you haven’t already. Then email Diane Lombardo at cavalierrescueusamdwv@gmail.com, so she knows of your interest.Online Application

Henny in Dillsburg, PA

Henny (aka Henny Penny) is an approximately 7-year-old Blenhiem Cavalier. She was found on a busy road by a good samaritan. Her rescuer called her Henny Penny and the foster family decided “Henny” was a good fit. We don’t know much about her past, but she has been a mother to probably several litters. She was in heat during her foster care and has since been spayed.

Henny is very much a Velcro dog. She prefers a warm lap to snuggle (currently making it difficult to type). Her other favorite places are laundry baskets, clothes and shoes piles, suitcases, and closets. Henny has had her teeth cleaned and lost a few, but she never lost her appetite. She enjoys chewing treats and always wears a snood to protect her dainty ears.

Henny loves to run around outside with her foster brothers, even in the snow! And she loves walks even more. If you are looking for a walking buddy, look no further. She slips right into her harness, keeps a good pace, and is well mannered meeting new friends on walks. Everyone who meets her comments on how sweet she is.
Henny has a clean bill of health from the vet. She recovered quickly from her spay and dental procedures. She tolerates all grooming from hair and teeth brushing to nail clipping with ease.

Henny would do well in a home with other dogs, but she would really relish the chance to be a full time companion for her new owner. She isn’t shy about exploring outside, so she needs a very secure yard and harness. She is crate trained and very comfortable retreating there anytime, but the more time she can spend next to her human the better. So, a retired or work-from-home applicant would be ideal.

This sweet girl deserves all of the love and affection she can possibly get. If you would like to potentially adopt Henny, please complete the online application if you don’t already have one on file and then email Melissa at cavalierrescueusapa@gmail.com so she knows you are interested.

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